Biochemist: Chemist, biological Studies chemical processes of living organisms: Conducts research to determine the action of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms. Isolates, analyzes, and identifies hormones, vitamins, allergens, minerals, and enzymes and determines effects on body functions. Examines chemical aspects of the formation of antibodies, and conducts research into the chemistry of cells and blood corpuscles. Studies chemistry of living processes, for example, mechanisms of development of normal and abnormal cells, breathing and digestion, and of living energy changes, for example, growth, aging, and death. May also specialize in particular area or field of work and be designated Chemist, May also clean, purify, refine, and otherwise prepare pharmaceutical compounds for commercial distribution and develop new drugs and medications and be designated Chemist